I weighed these babies again today (by holding them in my arms and weighing us then subtracting my weight), and unofficially Henry gained a pound this week and is up to 9 lbs, and Savannah gained a whopping 1 lb 3.5 oz. I know it’s not entirely accurate, but even as an estimate, that’s a huge change! I think it’s safe to say we are going through a growth spurt right now! Last night the babies gave us 3.5 hours of sleep between feedings too! So much yay for that! I feel like a new woman!! #twins#twinmom#savannahrose#henryelliott#growthspurt#twinbAby and #twinbaBy
I say, “I’m sensitive, but I’m not emotional.” But really, I’m sensitive and I don’t allow myself to EXPRESS emotion. Nothing that’s not “positive” or “good”, anyway. ✨👉🏽 I was taught to not “waste” energy being angry or sad or frustrated. At this point, I can’t tell if that’s what I truly believe or if its a conditioned response. But in that, I’ve almost always avoided conflict. If someone expresses anger, I experience anxiety - their energy changes, their body language, volume, and tone of voice shifts, and I feel my heart beat harder and faster and my fight or flight response says RUN!!! Like I’m actually -subconsciously- AFRAID of anger. Consciously and logically, I know it’s healthy to feel and accept ALL of my emotions...but anger taps unchartered territory. I don’t go there. I quickly shut it down when I feel myself teetering on the edge. Who is the angry me? What if I’m scary or mean? What if I hurt someone? What if I regret it? Instead of stepping into that space and possibly showing up as any of the faces of anger I’ve witnessed in my lifetime, I just don’t. 🤯
I don’t let myself be emotional. Sensitive is okay. Compassionate is great. But, I’m the strong one. I’m holding it together on the daily -externally- for the good of all. If I crack, people lose hope. If I shatter, everyone runs. If I lose my shit, no one will know what to do. If I go into that space, who will help me out? If I fall, the whole world crumbles. I mean...right? 🤦🏻♀️ And then the chill, collected, all-knowing voice of my Higher-Self chimes in, “IS THIS TRUE?”✨👀✨No. Its not. In fact, THIS is the kind of twisted non-logic “logic” that has tripped me up before. It’s me trying to be in control. WHAT IF, in thinking this way, I’m robbing someone of their opportunity to be of service by assuming they can’t handle it? WHAT IF, in holding this belief, I’m holding those who aren’t meant to stay? WHAT IF I’m hindering my own growth and learning by limiting my experience in this way? WHAT IF experiencing and expressing anger - proving that it can be released without being projected onto others - is my ticket to the next level of ascension?! That’s the trip I’m on.✨👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽✨
Welp! Fitz has grown just a tiny bit in the last 4 weeks. 🤣
He’s the biggest lover after 7pm, but full piss and vinegar during the day. He’s finally starting to enjoy walks and loves 💩 in my aunts yard when we go on them. His favorite toy is the cat and when that gets old he loves to chew on Charlotte 🙄 He’s got some work to do on potty training, but is making progress in his kennel finally! .
He’s been an amazing addition to our chaos and so worth all the typical puppy habits. His nighttime snuggles more than make up for it! .
#girlsbestfriend 🐶 #boxermom#boxersofig#boxerpuppy#growthspurt
I can't believe how much Autumn has grown since we have been in Australia. She has almost outgrown all of her baby grows that we brought out here and we have had to go up a nappy size! She has also discovered that she has arms which always makes me laugh as she seems surprised every time they come up towards her face. #chunkalicious#whosarmsarethese
Story time: Miss Mini-Belle is growing like a weed, and the shorts I JUST got her for this summer are already too small...😲😟 • A bummer, since we went to the actual Justice store in the mall and spent $40 on 2 pairs of shorts.. 🙄😣 Not the most frugal decision, but mini-belle has some difficulties in finding clothes that are comfortable and fit well, so we splurged..
(She had 2 other pairs of shorts I had snagged on a clearance sale a year or so ago, [in a bigger size] but they are BARELY passable as "appropriate" now.. smh. What the heck is up with girl's clothes?!?!)
I've seen the growth spurt coming for a few weeks now, and we went to our local goodwill looking for some more shorts and tshirts for her, but didnt really find much.. most everything was either not her size, uncomfortable, or stained/worn out..
• (She did squeal in delight over some Stitch sweatpants we found that trip..and they fit, so we got them for the fall. After trying on so many things that didnt fit, she needed a "win". 😉)
Back to the current story: We went to a different Goodwill today, while it was a bit more of a drive, (15 minutes vs 5,) it was SO worth it!! As soon as we walked in the door I found the kids section, and the first thing I saw was the soft-top shorts she loves. •
They were her exact shorts, "Justice°" brand and all, but in the next size up!!! 🎉🎉🎉😆😀
PLUS they had a few pairs of different styles/washes, all in her new size, and in PERFECT condition. No stains or wear at all. 💗💗💗 We ended up getting 3 new pairs of shorts and a book for me for $13!
Y'all, it's the little things.. I honestly feel like God had those shorts set-aside or "reserved" for us to find today. He knows our needs before we do, and He delights in providing for His children. ❤
Ok I need some help! Rain is going through some serious sleep regression. With her crawling, pulling herself up, walking if we hold her hands, growth spurt, and teething her brain is constantly going. So because of all of this all she wants to do is be awake and be on the go. She was sleeping through the night and now everything is the opposite. For example, yesterday I made her skip her second nap and be awake for 5 hours. I gave her a bath and she still woke up at 3am and stayed awake till 7am. I have no clue what to do. I feel like I've done everything. Please send advice and tips my way
A Zombie Mom
⏳...I know how to apologize tho’. I’ve learned to take responsibility for my attitudes...might not be right away but usually right after attitude flash #1 and right before attitude flash #3 . #growthspurt
My beautiful little lady Arwen is up to a whopping 11lb 13oz at 7 weeks tomorrow.. She's put on nearly 4lb since birth.. I'm not sure what's normal but the health visitors happy as she's jumped up to being between 75th and 91st centile from 50th.. Haydn was 25th to 50th 🙈.. Hukku girls seem to be made of more solid stuff although Arwens longer than chubbier really.. But I have also found out that she's actually undereating so it's good that she's managing to put on weight as she's nearly 300ml per day under what guidelines say she's allowed!.. She's now celebrating all this growing and gaining by having what is currently a 3.5 hour nap and ongoing.. Now to make it through first jabs in the next few weeks.. As Arwens already a screamer and poor sleeper I dread to think of how bad she'll take them.. Haydn breezed through the lot! 🙈 ♡ #homelife#mumlife#mummy#son#daughter#love#family#mummyof2#homemaker#6weekchecks#weightgain#longbaby#sleepybaby#newbaby#newborn#motherhood#babygirl#summerbaby#tiedye#beautiful#healthvisitor#thursday#growthspurt
Where do you live? And I’m not talking about geographical location. Think more along the lines of comfort zones - where do you like to hang out that’s comfy... Here are some of my old (and sometimes current) hangouts... Pride
Hiding my face in my screen instead of with my family
Jimmy and I will be married 15 years in November and for most of our married life, we would move on average about every 1 1/2 years - (we did 8 moves in 11 years) . So I (being the controlling planner) got really good at packing stuff up and moving.
And now God is telling me it’s time to move again - and it’s funny because we all know that our phones read our minds, right?!?! - well over the past few months, for some reason Dallas apartment ads have been flooding my IG feed & while it’s been annoying to hide the ads and tell IG that they’re not relevant (or over analyzing and wondering if maybe it’s time to move into an apartment), I’m realizing that they’ve actually been super relevant - it’s been God’s way of trying to tell me it IS time to move...but this next move won’t be a physical one but a move out of my comfort zone!
And normally in a move, I’d start stressing about where to get boxes and how many we’d need and making lists galore...but for now, I will simply “move” with just me, my Bible & an empty box to put all the stuff God tells me to empty out.
Taking steps out of your comfort zone can be scary because it’s UNcomfortable. But I’m ready to unpack all these mental and emotional boxes that I’ve had stored up for far too long & I’m excited for God to help me unpack them - one box at a time!
Painful endings are often paving the way for beautiful beginnings💫
You just have to train yourself in having faith that you are being taken care of, and something better is ALWAYS on its way to you! 😇 Your Angels want you to know: “We are taking care of you. We are sending you opportunities for your soul to grow and expand. We are preparing you for what you have asked for. Love abounds. Ask us for help!!! We want to help you! From small things to big things! Ask us to help you fell what you want to feel, see what you want to see, ask us for more pleasurable, delicious and satisfying experiences!! Ask and it will be given. Ask us to help you get on the habit of asking and receiving what is lined up for you, all of your blessings.” #
💫 Have FAITH and trust that your prayers have been heard and answered 🙏🏻 You have a team of Angels and Guides who’s soul purpose is to guide you to your desires. They love you unconditionally and want to only bring you joy!! Trust them. Talk to them, build your relationship and trust 💜 Much love you all of you. Know that you are taken care of 🌱
You’re growing and it’s beautiful. Relax and marvel in your beauty 👸🏻 #growthspurt#transformation#Angels#angelguidance#spiritualguidance#spiritualawakening#connection#askanditisgiven#magikalmoments